Implants are a stronger and more attractive option for replacing missing or lost teeth than traditonal methods. An anchor is placed in the patient’s jaw, and a life-like ceramic restoration is built around it and matched to the original tooth color. Dental implants allow a missing tooth to be restored to optimum function and appearance without invading or damaging any other teeth or tissue.
This patient had a congenitally missing permanent tooth. He did not want any healthy tooth structure from the adjacent teeth removed in order to place a conventional bridge.
A single implant and crown were used to replace the missing tooth. This implant crown functions like a natural tooth, is easy to clean, and does not involve removing any adjacent tooth structure. Patients love the results of this treatment.